MORRISTOWN, NJ- With the 2019-2020 school year coming to an end, Morristown High School recognized 11 senior student athletes on National Signing Day. Here is the list of athletes:
- Tobias Gaynor (Cross Country, Indoor Track + Field)- SUNY Oneonta
- James Bensen (Football)- Moravian College
- Jordan Viotto (Soccer)- Connecticut College
- Jared Marsan (Soccer)- Rochester Institute of Technology
- Morgan O’Neill (Soccer)- Roanoke College
- Maya Ruhalter (Soccer)- Susquehanna University
- Ray Mundrick (Basketball)- Rutgers-Newark
- Tara O’Neill (Basketball)- Carnegie Mellon University
- Lauren Smith (Swimming)- Stevens Institute
- Dennis DeLargy (Swimming)- Rowan University
- Danielle Hessels (Field Hockey) - Stevens Institute of Technology
Tobias Gaynor ran cross county and track + field for 4 years at Morristown High School. He ran at the Morris County Championships, in addition to the NJSIAA Group 4 Championship this past season. His personal best was at Wayne Valentine Invitational this past winter in the 1000m, at 2:46.91. He will continue running at SUNY Oneonta.
James Bensen played tight end for the Colonials for 4 years. During the 2019-20 football season he hauled in 12 passes this year for 111 yards, including 6 catches for 58 yards against Delbarton. Benson was one of Jackson Willette’s favorite targets, finishing 3 rd on the team in receptions. Benson will be playing football at Moravian College in the fall.
Jordan Viotto earned Third Team All-State honors for boys’ soccer, in what was a tremendous senior season for Viotto and the Colonials. Viotto led a 15-6-1 Colonials squad with 16 goals in his senior campaign, doubling his goal input from his junior season. Viotto added 6 assists, which was 2 nd on the team. He will now be playing soccer at Connecticut College.
Jared Marsan was a vital defender for the Colonials this season playing in front of Jonathan Nicholson. Marsan’s lone year on varsity was a good one as the Colonials had the best season in quite some time. Marsan missed time due to injury but was able to record his 1 st goal as a Colonial. Morristown reached the Morris County Semifinals before an extra time winner by Delbarton ended their run and reached the state quarterfinals before falling to Kearny. Marsan will continue his play at RIT.
Morgan O’Neill was the leading scorer for the Colonials soccer team 3 years in a row. As a sophomore,O’Neill led the team with 10 goals, before scoring 11 her junior year and 13 her senior year. The girls’ finished 11-3-5 in 2019-20, falling to Randolph in the Counties and States. She also was a started for the MHS basketball team. O’Neill will look to continue her goal-scoring success at Roanoke College.
Maya Ruhalter recorded 3 goals and 2 assists in her 3 seasons as a Morristown Colonial. The midfielder was an important piece to the Colonials in 2019-20, scoring 2 goals of her 3 career goals. Ruhalter will be playing soccer at Susquehanna University.
Ray Mundrick was the leading scorer and rebounder for the Colonials basketball team during his junior and senior season. Mundrick accumulated 781 career points for Morristown, and had it not been for a couple injuries, he would be a 1000-point scorer. Mundrick’s Morristown career ended in the 1 st round of the State playoffs and he will be continuing basketball at Rutgers-Newark.
Tara O’Neill finished her Morristown career as a 1,000-point scorer on the basketball court, making an impact from her freshmen year on to her senior year. Freshmen year the Colonials were County and Section 1 champions. The past 2 seasons, O’Neill was the leading scorer for Jim Pisciotto’s Colonials. She was a started for the MHS soccer team. O’Neill will be playing basketball at Carnegie Mellon University.
Lauren Smith was a part of the 2019-20 North 1 Group A champions Morristown girls swim team. Smith was dominant in the freestyle, winning the 100m, 200m and 500m. She was also apart of the freestyle relay team. Morristown swimming has taken extreme steps forward the past 2 seasons, while Smith was a large part of it. She will continue swimming at Stevens Institute.
Dennis DeLargy was a force on the Colonials swimming team, winning countless amounts of races for Morristown. DeLargy took home 1 st place in the 50m free, 100m free, 100m backstroke, 100m fly, and 200m Individual medley this past season. DeLargy will be swimming at Rowan University the next 4 years.
Danielle Hessels played field hockey for the Colonials for three seasons.She was part of the double Section 1, Group 4 titles in 2017-18 and 2018-19.She will be playing field hockey at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Good luck to all these and all athletes next year!